Shuttle had introduced a new model to its XPC series. With the DS10 range, Shuttle now presents four slender, fanless barebones with a robust steel chassis and a variety of connection options.
The available processors can handle different requirements from the energy-saving dual-core Intel Celeron through to the powerful i7 quad-core model.
Specs include two 4K-capable monitor connections, WLAN-ac with 5 GHz, Bluetooth and external antennas, and the ability to operate continuously 24/7
As the successor to the DS77 series, the DS10U, DS10U3, DS10U5 and DS10U7 models are now being added to the product range of 1.3-litre PCs.
- DS10U: Celeron 4205U (2 MB cache, 1.80 GHz, 2 cores, 2 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 610, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s)
- DS10U3: Core i3-8145U (4 MB cache, up to 3.90 GHz, 2 cores, 4 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s)
- DS10U5: Core i5-8265U (6 MB cache, up to 3.90 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s)
- DS10U7: Core i7-8565U (8 MB cache, up to 4.60 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s)
DS10 models are completely fanless and operate without any noise. At the same time, they are very low-maintenance, because the passive cooling means that less dust gets inside. This is why the DS10 range is also particularly suitable for constant 24/7 operation in adverse ambient conditions.
The robust steel chassis measuring 20 × 16.5 × 3.95 cm (LWH) provides space for one 2.5-inch drive in the form of a hard disk or SSD as well as two SO-DIMM slots which can accommodate a total of up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory. An M.2-2280 slot is available for fast NVMe drives. The second M.2 slot is equipped with a WLAN/Bluetooth module which transmits and receives data using two external antennas.
An HDMI 2.0a and a DisplayPort 1.2 connection enable the fluent playback of 4K Ultra-HD content with 60 images per second; an analogue VGA output is also available. Compared to the DS77 range, the audio ports can now be found on the front. The COM ports have moved to the back and created space for two more USB ports. From the DS10U3, four ports with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) are in fact available. The finishing touches are 2× Intel Gigabit Ethernet, a card reader, audio and a port for an external power button which can be used to start the device remotely (e.g. if a fixed installation is difficult to access).
“Compactness and robustness, coupled with a variety of connection options, once again make the DS10 range ideal for professional applications such as digital signage, POI/POS, control and office use,” explained Tom Seiffert, head of marketing and PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.
“The particularly powerful versions U5 and U7 with quad-core processor and up to eight threads even perform well as a server or mobile workstation.”
The recommended retail price from Shuttle for the DS10U is EUR 239.00, the DS10U3 sells for EUR 448.00, the DS10U5 has a price tag of EUR 556.00 and the DS10U7 costs EUR 712.00 (each ex VAT). All models listed here are available from specialist retailers Europe-wide as of now.
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